Over 21 trillion VND needed to supply electricity for rural households Society

Over 21 trillion VND needed to supply electricity for rural households

Over 21 trillion VND (913 million USD) is needed to supply electricity to most rural households currently without access, heard a consultation conference in Hanoi on December 18 to pool investment for power supply projects in rural, mountainous, and island areas in the 2021-2025 period.
US highlights 25-year partnership with Vietnam World

US highlights 25-year partnership with Vietnam

The US Department of State has extended congratulations and highlighted major achievements in the cooperation with Vietnam on the occasion of the ongoing 53rd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM-53) and related meetings hosted by Vietnam, and the 25th anniversary of bilateral ties.
New COVID-19 testing strategy needed: Experts Society

New COVID-19 testing strategy needed: Experts

Experts have suggested a review is needed of Vietnam’s testing strategy, in particular stepping up antigen testing, to match the developments of the COVID-19 epidemic in the country.
ADB approves 400 mln USD loan to support Philippines  World

ADB approves 400 mln USD loan to support Philippines

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on May 26 that it has approved a 400 million USD loan to support the Philippine government's efforts to strengthen domestic capital markets and reach its development goals of high, sustained economic growth and poverty reduction.
Int’l arrivals to Indonesia plunge due to COVID-19 World

Int’l arrivals to Indonesia plunge due to COVID-19

The number of foreign tourists visiting Indonesia sharply fell by 64.11 percent year on year to 470,898 in March, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has hindered holidaymakers from traveling, the Indonesian National Agency of Statistics (BPS) announced on May 4.
Budget overspending looks likely Business

Budget overspending looks likely

The Ministry of Finance forecast a budget overspending at 5-5.1 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) this year, about 1.5-1.6 percentage points higher than the Government’s plan due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.